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The experiment of focusing a week’s worth of Japanese Trash content around one topic is continuing this week with posts on interior design inspired by nature. Or bringing nature into your interiors. Or just the general idea of incorporating nature. It’s a broad theme, and I’m looking at it from multiple directions, such as:

Indoor Plants

Coming up this week on Japanese Trash: indoor plants. | japanesetrash.com

Plants inside the home are an easy way to bring nature into interior design. Photo: Anders Schonnemann.

Live-Edge Wood

Coming up this week on Japanese Trash: live-edge wood. | japanesetrash.com

I’ll also take a look at incorporating live-edge wood elements into your interior design. Photo: Dustin Aksland.

Lakemoore Drive

Coming up this week on Japanese Trash: Lakemoore Drive. | japanesetrash.com

You won’t want to miss this house tour featuring a renovated 1960s showpiece. Photo: Full Tilt Photography.

Favorite Cabins

Coming up this week on Japanese Trash: favorite cabins. | japanesetrash.com

Cabin life is just about as close as any shelter can come to being part of nature; I’ll show you some of my favorite cabins. Photo: Thomas Murphy and Rick Rochon.

Cabin Style

Coming up this week on Japanese Trash: Cabin Style. | japanesetrash.com

You don’t have a cabin but want to live like you do? I’ll share some ideas for bringing cabin style into your space. Photo: Kevin.

There are a few more posts still in the planning stage for this week, so you’ll have to check in to find out what else I have in store for you as I take a look at nature at home.

It has been a few weeks since I’ve gone through all my bookmarked design sites and pulled interior design ideas and inspiration from them to use on the blog. For the past couple of months, I’ve been posting my own series of entries and relying less and less on what the rest of the interior design blogosphere is doing to generate content on Japanese Trash. And I’m currently working on a new way of focusing my posts around a central idea each week, and I don’t know yet if the concept of Leftovers–something that has been a part of Japanese Trash since the very beginning (the first Leftovers post was on Nov 8, 2010)–will be part of that. So I thought I’d post these latest; who knows, they may be the last.

Terrific glimpse of this space. Wonderful red Chesterfield. | japanesetrash.com

This glimpse of industrial loft living room includes a terrific red Chesterfield–plus tons of concrete and windows.

This contemporary shower with large tiles and a glass wall feels futuristic. | japanesetrash.com

This contemporary shower with a glass wall, large tiles, and integrated lighting feels futuristic to me.

Simple materials used well; plus a Swan Chair is always welcome. | japanesetrash.com

Some of my favorite materials–wood, glass, stainless steel–are used well in this space; plus, the Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair is always welcome.

This pool and adjacent pool house are so inviting. | japanesetrash.com

This pool and its adjacent pool house are so inviting.

A serene glass-enclosed terrace in a wooded enclave. | japanesetrash.com

A glass-enclosed terrace perched high in the trees.

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